In the late 1970’s former drag racer, Gary Turner began to weld chromoly BMX race frames in his garage for his son. Soon a hobby turned into an obsession and in 1979 Turner and engineer Richard Long combined forces to officially start GT Bicycles in Santa Ana, California (GT comes from Gary Turner). The company quickly became known for making premium BMX racing machines and it would pave the way for them to grow to industry leader status in the years to come.
The humble beginnings of the welding shop in the garage quickly led to GT dominating BMX racing. And as the sport of mountain biking emerged, GT also embraced these high-tech machines. With competition in its roots, GT introduced the Zaskar, a hardtail that earned legendary status at the races and is still in fabrication today. Boasting GT’s triple-triangle design, the Zaskar took many of mountain biking’s first champions to the podium and it continues to excel on and off the racecourse.
Today GT offers a full range of pro-level bicycles from lightning-fast BMX rides to rugged and innovative downhill machines, and all are built with racers and racing in mind. Plus, they also make women’s bicycles and light and efficient commuting bikes, too. So no matter what you’re looking for or how you ride, GT and Rose City Cycle has the perfect bicycle for you!